Why are metal roofs better?

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Metal roofs are modern and beautiful.

A Dalex Roofing classic metal roof can make an ordinary home extraordinary, providing a traditional styling and modern performance. Metal roofs can give your home the authentic look, design and natural detail of real wood shake, quarried slate, or traditional clay tile roofing.

asphalt roof done by Dalex Roofing
asphalt roof done by Dalex Roofing

Metal roofs last longer.

Though traditional shingle roofs can be cheaper up front, you’ll get more life out of a metal roof. You may recoup some of the costs of a metal roof down the road, because you likely won’t ever have to replace it. Metal roofs can last 40-70 years, depending on the material. Traditional asphalt roofing materials have an estimated life expectancy of roughly 12-20 years.

Metal roofs are sustainable.

Metal roofs are considered a more sustainable choice than asphalt shingles. Metal roofs are 100% recyclable at the end of their life as a roof. In contrast, most shingle tear-off waste ends up as part of the building-related waste stream — up to 20 billion pounds per year. They are also more energy-efficient thanks to their reflective qualities, which can block heat transmission to the home's interior.

Metal roofs are safe and durable.

If installed correctly, some metal roofs can sustain wind gusts up to 140 miles per hour, will not corrode or crack and may be impact-resistant (depending on which product you choose). In addition, metal roofs don't need the periodic costly maintenance that other roofing materials often require. However, they should be inspected periodically to make sure no repairs are required. Metal roofs will not spark and ignite into flames during a wildfire or lightning strike.

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Metal roofs can save money in the long-run.

Some insurance companies may offer discounts to homes with metal roofs and you may even qualify for tax credits for up to $500 by installing a metal roof on your primary home. Metal roofs reflect the suns UV and infrared light rays that contribute to roof surface radiant heat, which can result in a 10-25% reduction in cooling costs.

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